Get a Look at that View! Bellafonte Bonaire

Bellafonte Bonaire Ocean View

I’m at the best resort in Bonaire and I’ve decided to sleep outside. I can’t get enough of the view, the sound of the waves, and the smell of the ocean. I arrived at Bellafonte Bonaire today and I don’t want to leave. Even when my kiteboarding lesson was canceled because of low winds, I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve never found a place that captured my attention more than adventure, but Bellafonte takes the cake. Get a look at that view! 

Bellafonte, Bonaire Water Views

Bellafonte Bonaire offers Utopia in a private setting. It’s a retreat with ocean views from every suite and direct access to the warm and inviting waters of the Caribbean via a picturesque dock. When I was shown to my room, I felt like the mistress of a Columbia drug lord; only the drug cartel could visit a place like this, right? It has a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The tastefully decorated living room incorporates real wood and authentic artwork and the massive, master bedroom has a balcony with a to-die-for view. I was thoroughly impressed, but when I looked outside my mouth dropped. Was I in a dream?

Bellafonte, Bonaire Dock

The dock was a turquoise paradise with lounge chairs and crystal clear waters. All I could do was shake my head. Rather than wasting another minute, I went down and jumped in. I stayed in the water all day, sometimes using a mask and snorkel to see the fish and other times just floating on my back and looking at the blur between the ocean and the sky. I must have jumped from the dock 20 times with a huge grin and excitement bubbling over.

Views at Bellafonte, Bonaire

Jumping from the dock at Bellefonte Bonaire

When the sun started to go down and my fingers were cold and wrinkled, I stayed on the patio in my wet clothes and a towel. I couldn’t go inside. I didn’t want to blink and miss it.

Sunset at Bellafonte Bonaire

The sun has gone down and the darkness set in, but I can’t imagine the beauty that awaits when the sun rises again and hits the water in the morning. I managed to pull one of the smaller couches outside and I’m going to sleep out here. Sometimes we’re given the opportunity to see something in our lives that is too spectacular to waste.

46 thoughts on “Get a Look at that View! Bellafonte Bonaire

  1. I want! I want! Alaska beaches are beautiful but they’re too cold to swim without a wetsuit. Oh, to dive down inside that clear green-blue water! Enjoy your adventure, and have a nice sleep out on the patio.


      • I live on an island (Vancouver Island) and it’s always nice to come home. We have a lot of small islands nearby that make great boating destinations, but they don’t have that tropical appeal. It’s a different kind of holiday – a bit cooler.
        Your colours of the water reminded me of a trip to southern Spain many years ago where the water had three definite layers of blue, green, and turquoise. I loved it there!


  2. This is not helping me stifle my Caribbean fantasies one bit! 2015. And then one day I’ll be there on my own little yacht–I just know it. (Taking a sailing course in Wales in June–look out, world!)

    Your last line in this piece is a great one, and I like your spirit.


    • The only way to help your Caribbean fantasies is to go! You should do it 🙂

      Good luck with the sailing course. I’m sure you’ll love it. Have you been sailing before? Do you own a boat?


  3. I think I’m drooling, Lesley! This place looks heavenly; so glad you were able to enjoy it! A tropical vacation is on my list, but not in the cards right now. Hopefully, in the near future, though! Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂


  4. Oh my gosh what a beautiful and amazing place!!! Because of your posts I want to go there!!!!!

    Definitely on the must visit places!

    Hope you get to kite board soon!! It’s such a rush when you finally hook up and take off!!!


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